Monthly Archives: August 2010

Trendy Foods Not Always So Healthy

Trendy Foods | Foodfacts.com

According to experts, even nutritious foods packaged in new and improved ways could be bad for the health in the long term if one does not carefully read the labels, reports ABCNews.com.

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research has discovered that traditional foods in various forms, from peanut butter sliced like cheese, to the dozens of forms of soy products, or portable yogurt eaten out of a plastic tube, can have decreased nutritional value, and sometimes, more calories and fat than whole grains, and unprocessed fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Research Thoroughly When Considering Weight Loss Surgery

Star Jones Gastric Bypass Surgery | Foodfacts.com

Star Jones Gastric Bypass Surgery | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com members know that good nutrition and proper eating habits are essential to a balanced lifestyle and the avoidance of excessive weight. Unfortunately, morbidly obese individuals who have been unsuccessful in losing weight through diet and exercise are candidates for weight-loss surgery, known medically as bariatric surgery. Continue reading

Marketside Grab and Go sandwiches (by Walmart) recalled over Listeria risk

Walmart Food Recall | Foodfacts.com

Walmart Food Recall | Foodfacts.com

Sandwich meat used in Walmart sandwiches recalled

A New York company is recalling 380,000 pounds of lunch meat to be used in sandwiches sold at Walmart stores nationwide because the meat may be contaminated with Listeria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced. Continue reading

The Benefits of Almond Milk

Almond Milk | Foodfacts.com

Almond Milk | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com has learned that almond milk is a nutritious and non-dairy alternative to regular soya milk, oat milk or rice milk. Almond milk trumps over any other non-dairy alternative with its 6 health benefits that will put you in good stead to better health. For those who want to lose weight by reducing their dairy intake, plain almond milk with no added sugar has 60 calories per 8oz serving.  It has no cholesterol which bodes well for your heart and maintains a normal blood pressure level. Continue reading

Menu-labeling grows at California restaurants

Boston's manager Richard Tess garnishes the steak and broccoli dish in Rancho Cucamonga CA on Thursday. Boston's is one of several restaurants involved with the city's Healthy RC Dining program. (Photo by John Valenzuela)

Boston's manager Richard Tess garnishes the steak and broccoli dish in Rancho Cucamonga CA on Thursday. Boston's is one of several restaurants involved with the city's Healthy RC Dining program. (Photo by John Valenzuela)

Diners get a look at nutritional contents

It’s lunch time. Do you know where the caloric content in your pasta carbonara is hiding?

Chances are if you’re dining at a major chain restaurant, that scary piece of information can be found on the back of the menu. Continue reading

Vegetarian Nutrition: Is It For You?

Vegetarian Nutrition | Foodfacts.com

Vegetarian Nutrition | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com observes that vegetarian nutrition can be useful and healthy for many people. This nutrition should involve all the major food classes. These are carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. The foods if well balanced ensure good health and a great lifestyle. Vegetarian nutrition is the way to go in our current times. Plant foods and vegetables contain no cholesterol. This makes vegetarian diet healthier. Avoid diseases related to cholesterol and have a great lifestyle with vegetarian nutrition as the plant foods and vegetables contain no cholesterol. Continue reading

Egg Salmonella Outbreak Grows; Recall Expands

Salmonella | Foodfacts.com

Salmonella | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com has learned that many more illnesses are being blamed on a nationwide Salmonella outbreak and California’s NuCal Foods is expanding a shell egg recall to include five additional brand names not named by Iowa’s Wright County Egg, which recalled over a dozen brands of eggs late last week. Continue reading